City plans indoor trick-or-treating event

Johnson City Press • Updated Oct 29, 2019 at 5:17 PM

The City of Johnson City and the Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want the forecasted rain and wind to scare your little goblins and ghouls away from getting candy this Halloween.

Facing the poor weather, they decided to set up a last-minute, indoor trick-or-treating opportunity Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. Area businesses, city departments and their partner agencies will be on hand to provide candy and other goodies.

“The possibility of Halloween being rained out was just too sad,” said Johnson City Communications and Marketing Director Keisha Shoun. “In the spirit of Johnson City’s motto, ‘Go. All. Out.,’ we decided not to just sit back and let the weather take over. We worked with our Chamber of Commerce and Parks and Recreation Department to find a solution so that kids – and their parents – could still enjoy the holiday.”

In the theme of the motto, the city is calling the event Treat. All. Out.

The outdoor tradition Trick-or-Treat on Walnut Street will still take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and Shoun said the indoor event is not meant to take place of door-to-door trick-or-treating on Halloween.